Our Impact

2018 Impact

2018 was a milestone year for Furniture Bank. Not only did we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we also marked our 100,000th client served.

That’s 100,000 individuals who – because of you – have the stability of living in a furnished home. And, while 100,000 is a really big number to celebrate, it is unfortunately just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of need. With an estimated 50,000+ Torontonians experiencing furniture poverty annually, we know our work is far from done.

In 2019, we will realign our resources to support Furniture Bank Toronto’s priorities. We will continue to innovate by piloting new programs in a ‘test and learn’ environment that will enable us to develop scalable and transferable best practices, thus increasing our social impact in Toronto and beyond.

With exciting times ahead, I look forward to working with the Furniture Bank team, Board, donors, volunteers and our partners to make an even bigger impact in 2019 and beyond.

Together we can end furniture poverty – one family at a time.

2018 in Numbers

Clients Served 10,064

• Families 3,670
• Adults 5,702
• Children 4,362

Volunteers 650

• Volunteer Hours 10,000+

Agency Partners 81

 

Social Hires 37

A Triple Bottom Line Charity

Environmental Impact

Furniture Bank plays an integral role in helping the City – and society – move towards a zero-waste, low-carbon economy.

By diverting usable furniture and housewares from landfill and making them available to families and individuals in need, we actively contribute to five of the seven R’s: Recycle, Reuse, Repair, Regift, Recover.

Impact Case Study

This is a visualization of where coffee tables and bookshelves were donated from and delivered to client families in the city. 

Coffee Tables

Bookshelves

Social Impact Videos

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